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DRIVE-IN MOVIE SPEAKERS-PAIR
$79.00
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Here's something you don't see anymore-genuine vintage drive-in movie speakers!  The coolest way to add speakers to your Hot Rod or Custom!


This is THE SOLUTION to the age old problem of where to place speakers in a Hot Rod for your radio or stereo!  These are made of cast metal, and they have the name of the drive-in, in this case "EPRAD" cast into the front cover.  While they are complete,  you should assume theY do not operate, and will need new speakers & re-wiring to operate properly.  They are compact, 7 3/4" tall, 4 3/4" wide, and 3" deep.  They use a 4" speaker.  I added a set of 4", 2-way speakers to a pair, and they sounded fantastic!   There are many different speakers that will fit this case, 2 ways, 3 ways with tweeters & midrange built in, so you'll have lots of options.  The hanger sticks out another 2 1/2", with a small metal tab on it.   They come complete with 2 Stainless Steel mounting loops. 


These are the perfect size to hang from the lower kick panels in any Hot Rod or Custom, and if you wanted awesome surround sound in a sedan, add another pair to the rear package tray and ROCK OUT!  These could be plated, powder coated, painted to match, polished, patinated or just used as is-they look great!  You could wire them up using "curly" wire, and when you park your car, pull them out & hang them from the windshield or side windows, and have great sounding tunes outside!  I sold a bunch of these at shows and thought I'd sold out, but I just found a box with a few pairs in it, so here they are!  I wouldn't wait too long, because when they're gone, that's it, there ARE NO MORE!


PRICE IS FOR ONE PAIR-SOLD BY THE PAIR ONLY

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REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT Warning Flag
$24.00
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Genuine NOS Vietnam War Era "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT" Flags.  These cool flags are the real deal, NOS Vietnam War era flags that were used on bomb safety's and the like on US Military aircraft.  They are 25" long 3" wide.  They are made of heavy weight vinyl and are printed with "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT".   Comes complete with a 24" long stainless steel mounting cable.  They come in a package with the Gov contract info tag inside, so no doubt about it, these are REAL-Not cheap reproductions! 


Every car with a blower should have on of these!   Hell, every DRAGSTER should have one of these!  Great for those military themed Hot Rod Builds, too.  I have a very limited number available, so don't wait too long and miss out!

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Vintage Bomber Compass
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This is a real, rare, vintage, circa 1950 US Air Force Bomber Compass. It has been completely rebuilt, with all new gaskets, and compass fluid, and has been checked for accuracy. This was found wrapped in foam, in a green US Military can marked with stencil "Pilots Back-up Compass 1950". It would make a great addition to any build with an Air Force/Fighter/Bomber theme. Could be dash mounted, even has provisions for a small bulb to light it. Has a nice patina to it. Very rare and extremely cool,vintage piece!. Forget about the GPS, Buy this compass, and you'll never get lost! THIS ITEM IS OLD/USED ONLY ONE AVAILABLE.

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1941 Arvin Model 520 AM Car Radio
$159.00

This is a vintage 1940/1941 Arvin AM Radio, model 520. It is in good overall condition, with some small areas of surface rust, (see photos) and the operating condition is unknown, so assume IT DOES NOT OPERATE at all. What I guess is the volume knob will not turn, but the tuner wheel with the station number on it operates fine. Cool looking, Art Deco "ARVIN" logo on it. This was found in a 1941 pickup being parted out. These are prized for vintage builds, just for the case. With the insides removed, they are used to house modern CD players. amps & other components. A fantastic idea, as it certainly would look perfect in any pre-1950 Hot Rod build. It is "ALL IN THE DETAILS", and this would be an outstanding detail! THIS ITEM IS OLD/USED - ONE ONLY AVAILABLE.

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Vietam Era US Aircraft Compass
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Vietnam War Era Vintage US Aircraft Compass-Serial number has date of manufacture at 1-68.  Fluid has been topped up since picture was taken, so the liquid inside is now full.   Condition is amazing, with no visible wear and it operates perfectly.  This would make a great dash compass in any aircraft themed Hot Rod Build, or in any Hot Rod at all, for that matter...Screw the GPS and that "TomTom" BS, I can find my way pretty much where ever I need to go with one of these...can't everyone? It even has the wiring intact for the small light.  Cool vintage compass, for some reason I recall this might have been out of a helicopter, but I can't be absolutely sure of that.   Cool vintage piece.

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Vintage US Bomber Compass
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Vintage US Aircraft Bomber Compass.  Not exactly sure what era, but this is nearly indentical to the one that I sold that was manusfactured in 1951, so I figure this is likely from the 1950's.  The condition is nearly perfect, with no visible wear or damage, and it operates perfectly. This would make a great dash compass in any aircraft themed Hot Rod Build, or in any Hot Rod at all, for that matter...Screw the GPS and that "TomTom" BS, I can find my way pretty much where ever I need to go with one of these...can't everyone? That tube that runs from back across the top to the front is actually conduit for wire for the small light. Cool vintage piece.

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Russian Mig Cockpit Dash Clock
$219.00
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SORRY, THIS ONE'S SOLD.  CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY!  


Russian Mig Cockpit Dash Clock.  Here's one you don't see every day...I had several of these, and they all sold before I even had a chance to get them up on the site.  This is a genuine, RUSSIAN MIG dash clock.  These clocks are amazing quality, very heavy duty, and work via a wind-up clock spring.  Yep, that's right, they are NOT electrical, but wind-up!  They have a 15 jewel, 7 day movement.  The left button will wind up and set the time, the right button with the Cyrilic letters, (Russian Writing) will twist and stop the clock.  This model has a neat built in 1 hour timer on the lower center that is activated by pushing the red button.   There is a "faster-slower" lever on the back.  The condition is near perfect, with no visible wear or damage.  This clock was recently serviced by a Russian Aircraft Gauge specialist in Russia, and is in perfect working condition.  Face is approximately 3 3/8" across, and it looks like around a 3 1/8" hole for mounting.  Comes complete with all mounting hardware.  Be the first Hot Rod on your block with a cool Russian Mig Aircraft wind-up dash clock and everyone will want to know where you got it! 

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Vintage P-51 Mustang Speedometer
$395.00

This is an incredibly rare, vintage WWII Aircraft Speedo, out of a P-51 Mustang. The person I acquired this from is a well respected collector and dealer in aero-mobilia, so I have no reason to doubt what I was told about it. It is clearly broken, at least the glass is, but that just adds to the "cool" factor, if you ask me...Notice anything unusual about this gauge? Besides the fact that it goes to 700 MPH??? No?? OK, I'll tell you...it is calibrated in MPH, instead of knots! Very unusual, from what I was told, virtually ALL the WWII aircraft speedos were shown in knots, NOT MPH. And from what I've read, some of those Mustangs approached this top speed when diving! Maybe that's how this one got broken? (OK, just kidding...) Show up all those guys with their super cool "160 MPH Police Special" Speedos! This would be an outstanding and unique addition to any "Aircraft/Fighter/Bomber" style or Air Force tribute Hot Rod build. Since it is very old, and in damaged condition, assume IT DOES NOT OPERATE at all. THIS IS AN OLD/USED ITEM. ONE ONLY AVAILABLE

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Show Grade Shorty Style Hood Straps
$399.00
These “Show Grade Shorty Style Hood Straps” aren’t for everybody, or for every build, but if you’re looking for a set of hood straps that will fit perfectly on that show winning build, this is the set!

We all know the difference between a show winner and all the rest, right? It’s all in the details…The regular Shorty Style hood straps we make are fantastic, they're impossible to beat for those running only a hood top. They work properly, look outstanding and would be fine for 99% of the Hot Rods being built. But for that 1% of you that have to have the finest, here they are. What’s so special about them, how do they differ from all the rest? Here’s the list:

- All the Stainless Steel hardware has been carefully selected for the best castings, then cut and polished to a mirror like shine-about 5 hours of polishing goes into each set.

- The 1.25” leather straps are carefully selected for the best leather, then split down the center, and the two finished sides are glued back to back, so there is a nice finished side on both the front & the back of the straps.

- The two sides are then stitched together, and using an old saddle makers trick, the stitch is set down into a small groove, so the thread is countersunk into the leather to avoid wear.

- The edges of the straps are rounded over using a “French edger”, then burnished smooth with a bone burnishing tool.

- The straps are then dyed the color of your choice 3 times, including the backs and edges.

- The edges are then burnished smooth again.

- The straps are then clear coated, 4 coats, with an acrylic saddle makers clear that protects them from UV damage and water damage, yet still allows the character of the leather to show through. They are then hand buffed to a mellow shine.

-They are then carefully hand assembled with steel double cap rivets that have a polished nickel finish.

That's it, one set of Show Grade Shorty Hood Straps! These “SHOW GRADE SHORTY STYLE HOOD STRAPS” aren’t for everybody, or for every build, but if you’re looking for a set of hood straps that will fit perfectly on that show winning build, or you simply have to have the BEST, this is the set! And, they are available in virtually ANY color, just name the color you want, and we'll supply you with samples and we'll go from there. Learn More

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Vintage WW II Russian Aircraft Dash Clock
$269.00

UPDATE:  After a couple years of searching, my Ukrainian friend has finally located TWO of these incredible WWll dash clocks, as well as TWO of the OLDER WWl Style, along with an incredible TANK DASH CLOCK! The one pictured is in outstanding condition! It's been cleaned and serviced, ready to ship!  These are rare, so don't wait!  ORDER TODAY!

This is a very rare WWII era RUSSIAN Aircraft dash clock.  It is mechanical, not electric, is very high quality with a jeweled movement, and runs for 5 days on a wind up.  My research tells me it was likely used in smaller fighter aircraft, like the Polikarpov I-16 Ishak (Little Donkey).  This was the first monoplane airplane with a fully enclosed cockpit and retractable landing gear and was used during WWII.  These clocks are almost impossible to find these days, and when a Ukrainian friend told me he had located 2 of them, I purchased them both. 

These cool clocks have the look of an old European Auto Dash Clock.  They would make a great addition to any Hot Rod build!   They mount flush with 4 screws, like any old aircraft gauge.  They are 2 7/8" on the square, the dial is about 2 1/4" in diameter, and they stand about 3/4" tall. They are identical, except this one has a VERY small amount of corrosion on the face.  They do show a little wear here & there, but nothing of signifance.  Not surprising considering it's about 70 years old!   It looks MUCH worse in the photos than it actually does, but it is there, so this piece is priced accordingly. They are in excellent operating condition, and keep perfect time.  The small dial with a single hand on the left is a second hand.

I guarantee you will never see these on the car next to yours at your next Hot Rod Show!  I had 2 of these that were similar a couple years ago that I got from the same source, and I sold them both before I could even get them listed on the website.  They likely won't last long, so don't think about it too long...When these two are gone, that's it, THERE ARE NO MORE!

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